Sources in Scotland are reporting this morning that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was last night taking a look at Everton keeper John Ruddy, who is on loan at St. Mirren.
John Ruddy – star man last night
Chis Hughton is reported to have been at St Mirren Park last night for the St. Mirren home game with Motherwell.
The game ended in a 0-0 draw and that was Ruddy’s 15th clean sheet in 28 games for the St. Mirren club, and the Scottish Sun reports that Ruddy was the Man of the Match last night.
The 6’4″ goalkeeper is on loan from Everton, whom he joined in May 2005 for a fee of £250K from Cambridge United, and that fee rises based on appearances.
John has been on loan to nine clubs since moving to Everton in 2005, and has made over 130 first class appearances for a total of 11 different clubs.
The England U19 International has played only once for Everton.
Why would Chris be looking to bring in another goalkeeper with Harper, Krul and Forster already in competition for the first team?
So we wonder if this story has any truth in it, although it does seem that Chris was indeed at the game, which made news at the St. Mirren club.
If it is true Chris is looking for a new goalkeeper, it has to mean that either Fraser Forster or Tim Krul will be let go in the summer.
That’s the only thing that would make sense.